In an effort to bring sexism, misogyny and shaming back to the 1950s, The Daily Mail claims Mothers are crazy, stugotts, bonkers, barking mad and one vaccine shy of a "well visit" and this is why they are skipping some pediatric vaccines.
Autism Moms were once called "refrigerator Mothers" as autism was blamed on cold Mothering that caused mental illness in their children. So, on a hot summer day we say to sane, well, intact, strong Mothers everywhere, "Welcome to the fridge dear! It gets colder every day."
At least 5,000 children in the UK miss out on potentially lifesaving vaccines every year because their mothers have mental health problems, research has revealed.
Conditions such as depression, anxiety and eating disorders leave mothers less likely to attend routine appointments where injections are given to protect under-fives against measles, mumps, rubella, whooping cough and diphtheria.